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Justin Morneau | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.
It appears to just be a routine day off. Daniel Descalso is at first base while Morneau sits. May 3 - 2:04 PM

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Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run to help the Rockies edge the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Morneau greeted D'Backs starter Chase Anderson rudely with a three-run jack in the first inning. It's only the first baseman's second blast of the season. The defending NL batting champ had been off to a cold start, but three consecutive multi-hit games bumped his batting line up to .297/.338/.438.
Apr 28 - 1:23 AM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Padres.

Wednesday's walkoff hero, Daniel Descalso, will get the start at first base instead. This is just a day of rest for Morneau, who's hitting .231/.259/.327.
Apr 23 - 11:56 AM

Justin Morneau has been added to the Rockies' lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

Morneau was on the bench on the Rockies' original lineup card, but he talked his way in after a successful couple rounds of pregame batting practice. He took a Jean Segura throw off his neck on Tuesday night, but it only left him with a small bruise.
Apr 8 - 5:57 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Brewers.

Morneau was lifted from Tuesday's game after taking a Jean Segura throw off his neck while diving back into third base. He didn't suffer any sort of significant injury, but the Rockies will give the veteran first baseman a night off anyway. Wilin Rosario is starting at first base and Nick Hundley is at catcher.
Apr 8 - 4:40 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said after Tuesday's game that Justin Morneau was removed for precautionary reasons.

Morneau was hit in the chin by a throw from Jean Segura as he dove back into third base. Weiss says the first baseman is OK, but Morneau has a history of neck and concussion issues, so the club wanted to be safe. It remains to be seen whether he'll be feeling well enough to play Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 8:33 AM

Justin Morneau left Tuesday's game versus the Brewers with an apparent injury.

Morneau was hit in the chin by a throw from Jean Segura as he dove back into third base in the top of the seventh inning. He stayed in initially but was eventually pinch-hit for in the ninth. His removal was surely related to the errant throw, but we should know more after the game.
Apr 7 - 10:49 PM

Justin Morneau homered in his only at-bat in Saturday's Cactus League finale against the Mariners.

Morneau sent a Taijuan Walker offering over the right field fence in the second inning, putting the Rockies on the board. Morneau ends Cactus League play with a .220 average (9-for-41), three home runs, and six RBI. He'll enter the 2015 season as the reigning NL batting champion, having hit .319 last season.
Apr 4 - 5:58 PM

Justin Morneau clobbered his second home run of the Cactus League season, helping to power the Rockies to a 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

He and teammate Daniel Descalso each contributed solo homers, combining for all of the Rockies offense on the afternoon. Morneau finished the game 2-for-3, raising his spring average to .167 (5-for-30). While he's unlikely to replicate his terrific 2014 season, he should continue to provide plenty of value hitting in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field.
Mar 29 - 10:36 PM

Justin Morneau went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Giants.

Morneau hasn't registered a hit since March 15, as he's been slowed by a minor elbow injury. The 0-for-3 performance drops his spring average to .125 (3-for-24). The Rockies hope the reigning NL batting champion can get into the swing of things before the start of the regular season.
Mar 25 - 6:48 PM

Justin Morneau went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday facing the Royals.

Morneau went back-to-back with Troy Tulowitzki, staking the Rockies to an early 3-0 lead. The first baseman is only 3-for-15 on the spring, but he'll have plenty of time to get warmed up before the regular season begins. Morneau won the NL batting title last season with a .319 average while also going yard 17 times. The Rockies could trade Morneau, who can become a free agent after the season, during the summer.
Mar 15 - 7:05 PM

According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins are not "confident of reaching a deal" for Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau.

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reported Wednesday night that the Marlins were in "hot pursuit" of Morneau, but it seems that talks have cooled. Morneau batted .319/.364/.496 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI this past season for the Rockies and is only owed $6.75 million in 2015, so the Colorado front office probably has a lofty asking price.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:47:00 PM

The Marlins "appear to be in hot pursuit" of Justin Morneau, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

The Rockies signed Morneau on the cheap prior to the 2014 season and watched as he won the National League batting title, hitting .319/.364/.496 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI. He's signed for $6.75 million next year, so any offer would have to be worth the Rockies' while. If Morneau is moved, the Rox could slide Wilin Rosario into his spot at first base.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

Morneau entered the day with a .319 batting average, which was one point better than Josh Harrison's .318 mark. With Harrison going hitless in his first three at-bats, Morneau has essentially wrapped up the batting title. Ben Paulsen is at first base Sunday.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with his 17th homer and a walk Friday against the Dodgers.

Morneau holds the slightest of edges in the NL batting race, leading Josh Harrison .319 to .318, with Andrew McCutchen still also in the race at .314. Morneau's homer tonight was his 17th.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2John Axford
3Boone Logan
4LaTroy Hawkins
5Rafael Betancourt
6Christian Friedrich
7Brooks Brown
8Scott Oberg
9Ken Roberts